Police had to be called when shocked locals in the town of Murcia, in south-eastern Spain, heard a voice coming from a tiny rubbish bin. It turned out that there was a man inside, a Romanian, who had climbed in apparently mistakenly thinking that it contained old clothes he could take.
Police believe he was probably with an accomplice who would have kept watch outside, however they believe the accomplice ran off when his friend got stuck.
Hearing the sounds of the man calling for help, passers-by initially suspected it was a candid camera stunt, and ignored it, but eventually somebody called the police, who turned up and confirmed that there was indeed a man trapped in the bin.
When he explained that he was stuck, they tried to free him, but failed and in the end had to call in council staff to open the bin manually.
This worked and the man was finally freed, without the need to call the local fire brigade.